Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weekly Agenda Feb 2-4

The House on Mango Street

Mon-Pupil Free Day

TUESDAY
Get Books
Define Vignette
-show, don't tell language
Course Outline
-signature by Friday please
-Independent Reading
Pass back finals
-midyear portfolio review
HW Read 3 vignettes for Thursday

WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY

Creative Writing
-elements and literary term
-vignette
-digression
-imagery
-freewrites and mimics

Sharing (the beginning of each class)
-quaker share
-writer spotlight
-writer's panel
HW Every night you will be expected to read and write at least one vignette for the next day.


NEXT
Writing Vignette Techniques

-breaking conventional writing rules
-memoir and subject matter
-tone
-characterization
-plot, conflict and foil
-suspense and imagery

Creative Writing
-monologue and dialogue
-relationships
-show, don't tell
-descriptive language
--body, emotion, nature
-Action
--sequencing
--perspective
--thoughtshots and baby steps
-Bring in photo for memory freewrite
--personal motif and life theme